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IT-Director: IBM's Wladawsky-Berger on Linux and the community.

Feb 03, 2000, 18:48 (1 Talkback[s])

"...Wladawsky-Berger has been told by Gerstner that Linux is key to the future of IBM and Wladawsky-Berger couldn't be happier. He just happens to be one its strongest advocates."

"ITD: Can you tell us how important you believe Linux is to the future of computing
Linux is something different altogether. It is far more than just another operating system. ... It has a huge community of people with a burning passion for it to succeed and that is driving it increasingly towards becoming the application environment standard. ..."

"TD: How far off is this open application environment nirvana?
... I think that Linux is currently comparable to the way the Internet was in 1994..."

"ITD: So when will Linux enter the AIX space?
I don't expect that to happen for a few years yet, but it is certainly on the horizon. ..."

Complete interview.

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